William Grant & Sons

Manage and deliver the procurement plan and supplier performance management for the category, managing external spend to plan or better, and partnering with suppliers to maximise service and performance.


  • Develop and deliver the assigned category plans to support achievement of procurement and business objectives, flagging any risks or non-conformances in a timely manner through the appropriate risk management process and proposing measures to mitigate or correct.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to maintain the supplier base and ensure the ongoing, effective procurement of goods and services in line with operational demand.
  • Support the preparation and delivery of contract negotiations as required by line manager.
  • Proactively support Assist supplier custodians and contract owners in the resolution of escalated supplier issues and implement agreed countermeasures in a timely manner.
  • Track and report the category performance, identifying category and value engineering opportunities for further improvement to category plans and targets.
  • Closely monitor the supplier performance against agreed measures, developing a collaborative approach to continuous improvement and issue resolution.
  • Ensure any changes to performance metrics are embedded in Supplier contracts or derogations are received where necessary. Accountable for Supplier Performance data completeness and reporting.
  • Deliver external spend plan for the category to drive improvements in operating margin and deliver the business plan.
  • Work closely with the business operations to ensure the collation and assessment of category requirements including spend, demand, supplier performance and service requirements.
  • Follow and comply with all WGW processes, standards, and guidelines in the performance of your role, reporting any non-conformances in a timely manner.


Our ideal candidate for this role will possess a proven track record in procurement and category management, with the ability to develop and execute category plans aligned with organizational objectives. They should demonstrate proficiency in identifying and mitigating risks, while actively proposing measures to enhance procurement processes. Strong communication and collaboration skills are essential. The ideal candidate will be adept at contract negotiation and resolution of supplier issues, with a proactive approach to driving continuous improvement in category performance.


  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues.
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

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